If you had an ancestor in the Boulder area before 1871, chances are good that he (and sometimes she) is mentioned in the County Commissioner’s journal. Boulder County was one of the original 17 counties established when Colorado became a territory on 14 February 1861. The Boulder County Commissioner’s Journal, 1861-1871, chronicles the building of the county and the people who helped build it. During that time, citizens in Boulder built new roads, a jail and a courthouse, paid for the care and keep of paupers, and maintained law and order. All the while, the County Commissioners hired and paid for work on behalf of the county, chose grand and petit jurors, appointed road viewers and overseers, and took applications for business licenses.  Includes an index to the original journal as well as an index to this modern version.

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ISBN 978-1-879579-57-6

This title includes:

Index to Minute Book, Vol 1, Columbia Lodge No. 14, 1867-1873
Index to the Minute Book, Vol 2, Columbia Lodge, 1873-1879
Index to the Cash Book of the Columbia Lodge No. 14, Vol 1 1875-1884
Index to the Visitors Book of the Columbia Lodge, 1874-1886

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An annotated transcription of the first journal of the Boulder County Commissioners is just about ready for research …

On 15 Nov 1861, the County Commissioners, D P Walling, G W Chambers and T J Graham, appointed the following men as election judges:

Township No 1, H C Norton, C F Pease and Robert Niver
Township No 2, G W Nichols, G W Horton and M G Smith
Township No 3, W W Jones, Mr Dunnagan Sr, and John Rothrock
Township No 4, James Smith, Peter Leyner, and Sylvanus Budd
Township No 5, Lyman Smead, Mr Beckwith Sr, and Thomas McLane
Township No 6, J W Holt, E S Glotfelter, and S S Wemott
Township No 7, John Wigginton, W R Davidson, and R J Brown
Township No 8, Charles Wannemaker, Mr Carl[e] Sr, and Stephen Phillips

Returns were due to the County Commissioners on 3 December 1861